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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sriram1501, Jul 13, 2018.

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  1. Sriram1501

    Sriram1501 Thread Starter

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    Computer was working fine at first. I installer a pcie card for wireless connection beside the slot for the graphics card. Then when i tried to turn my computer on again, there was no output on my monitor, my monitor couldnt detect anything at all from the desktop despite being connected to the correct port and being on the correct channel(hdmi). The desktop then beeps 5 times, pauses, then beeps 5 times again. This continues for a long time. The beeps are kinda long like each beep lasts like 2ish seconds. Please help me figure this out! Oh and no this didnt happen after installing pci drivers or anything,i didnt get to do it cuz this happened immediately after i installed the pcie card and tried to turn my computer on. Thank you
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Hi Sriram1501, and welcome to TSG. The 5 long beeps would usually indicate that the motherboard has failed at some portion of the Power On Self Test (POST). The exact meaning will depend on the exact brand and model number of the motherboard. If the computer is from a major computer manufacture it should also be possible to determine the meaning of the 5 long beeps based on the manufacturer and the full model number of the computer.
     
  3. Sriram1501

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    But the fans and all are working. And all this only happened after i installed the pcie card. Could there have been something i did wrong?
     
  4. Gr3iz

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    If you remove the card, does it boot up normally?
     
  5. Sriram1501

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    No still 5 beeps
     
  6. Gr3iz

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    Could you have bumped the video card? Try to remove and reseat it.

    What kind of PC is it?
     
  7. Sriram1501

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    Does anything seem off? I removed the ram in this picture cuz i alr tried shifting the ram into all 4 slots and the beeping still occurs and no output is on my monitor.
     

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    I can't see anything well enough to tell. Check your motherboard manual to determine which slots the RAM should occupy. If nothing changes, try to install just two DIMMs, per the motherboard manual configuration for two.
     
  9. Sriram1501

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    Can u see it now? I only have 1 memory module
     

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  10. Gr3iz

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    Everything appears to be in place. I do question whether the motherboard manual explicitly indicates placing a single RAM module in slot 4. It may not matter, but check the book.
    Have you tried to remove and reinsert the video card? Does the motherboard have onboard graphics that you can remove the card and test with?
    What make/model is the motherboard?
     
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